Economic Valuation of River Systems (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

Economic Valuation of River Systems (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

By: Fred J. Hitzhusen (editor)Hardback

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The book applies benefit-cost analysis and a wide array of non-market and distribution economic valuation methods in ecologic context to determine the pay-off and distribution impacts of various infrastructure and water quality improvements to eight river systems in the Great Lakes region of the US. The generally positive results have important implications for public policy and future research. Prime readership is the wide range of academics, NGO and government agency staff and citizen action groups concerned with the management and protection of rivers and other natural resource systems.

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Edited by Fred J. Hitzhusen, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, The Ohio State University, US


Contents: Preface 1. The Role of Biology and Ecological Engineering in Watershed and River Restoration Timothy C. Granata and Ulrike Zika 2. Codification, Case Studies, and Methods for Economic Analysis of River Systems Fred J. Hitzhusen 3. Estimating Willingness to Pay for Additional Protection of Ohio Surface Waters: Contingent Valuation of Water Quality Stephen Irvin, Tim Haab and Fred J. Hitzhusen 4. The Economics of High-head Dam Removal in an Ecological Context: A Case Study of the Ballville Dam, Fremont, Ohio Sarah A. Kruse, Timothy C. Granata and Ulrike Zika 5. The Economics of Low-head Dam Removal: A Case Study on the Salmon River in Fort Covington, New York David Warren and Fred J. Hitzhusen 6. Economic Analysis of Infrastructure and Water Quality Improvements in the Muskingum River Corridor Fred J. Hitzhusen, Radha Ayalasomayajula and Sarah Lowder 7. Economic Analysis of Water Quality and Recreational Benefits of the Hocking River Valley Allan Sommer and Brent Sohngen 8. Effects of Pesticide Use and Farming Practices on Water Treatment Costs in Maumee River Basin Communities D. Lynn Forster and Chris Murray 9. Economic Efficiency and Distribution Evaluation of Dredging of Toxic Sediments and Selected Dam Removal in the Mahoning River Ashraf Abdul-Mohsen and Fred J. Hitzhusen 10. An Economic Analysis of Lower Great Miami River Segment Improvements Radha Ayalasomayajula, P. Wilner Jeanty and Fred J. Hitzhusen 11. The Cuyahoga River Valley Initiative: Framing, Codification, and Preliminary Economic Analysis in an Urban River Corridor Fred J. Hitzhusen, Sarah A. Kruse, Ashraf Abdul-Mohsen, Joana J. Ferreti-Meza and Marc Hnytka 12. Overview, Key Findings, and Approaches Including Benefit Transfer for Generalization of Research Results Fred J. Hitzhusen and Sarah A. Kruse Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845426347
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781845426347
  • ISBN10: 1845426347

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